Foundations: PDF OnlyScience of Learning Strategy Series Article 3, InterleavingVan Hoof, Thomas J. MD, EdD; Sumeracki, Megan A. PhD; Madan, Christopher R. PhD Author Information Mr. Van Hoof: Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Storrs, and Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT. Dr. Sumeracki: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Madan: Assistant Professor, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Correspondence: Thomas J. Van Hoof, MD, EdD, University of Connecticut, 231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026, Storrs, CT 06269-4026; e-mail: [email protected] Disclosures: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.jcehp.org). Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions: February 17, 2022 - Volume - Issue - doi: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000418 Buy SDC PAP Metrics Abstract Interleaving is an evidence-based, learning-science strategy that is relevant to the planning and implementation of continuing professional development (CPD). Mixing related but different areas of study forces the brain to reconcile the relationship between the areas while understanding each area well. By doing so, interleaving increases the likelihood of mastery and memory. Research from cognitive psychology and neuroscience provides the rationale for interleaving, and examples of its implementation in health profession education have begun to appear in the literature. If utilized appropriately, some common CPD interventions can leverage interleaving. Through increased understanding, CPD participants can benefit from interleaving by making more-informed educational choices, and CPD planners can benefit in efforts to improve educational activities. © 2022 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.